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Buena Vista Police Chief Ray Sales, left, and Marion County
Sheriff Derrell Neal beside one of the vehicles that was impounded.

From the August 6, 2014
issue of The Journal
By Richard Harris

   A Buena Vista man described as one of the biggest drug dealers in the area is behind bars after a two-year long investigation wrapped up with his arrest a little after midnight Sunday, August 3.
   "He is – or he was – one of the biggest drug dealers in the area, definitely," said Marion County Sheriff Derrell Neal.
  The evidence laid out on a table after the arrest was massive, as it included crack cocaine separated in small baggies, larger bags and jars full of both crack cocaine and marijuana, scales for weighing, a pistol, and almost $4,000 in cash. Two vehicles have also been impounded and tentatively seized.
   The Marion County Sheriff's Office and the Buena Vista Police Department worked together on the investigation. Buena Vista Police Chief Ray Sales received information last September and began working with the Sheriff's Office toward an arrest.
   They actually had a warrant for the suspect's arrest as far back as last October. However, they decided to delay making an arrest in hopes of making a bigger one later.
   Last Sunday around 12:30 a.m. that hunch paid off when they executed a search warrant at the home of ... Online subscribers click here for the rest of the story.

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